The highly rated Little League World Series action comes to a close this weekend in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, starting with the International Championship Saturday at 11:30 a.m. between South Korea and defending champion Japan. The battle on Chicagoans’ minds, of course, unfolds a few hours later: The U.S. Championship will air at 2:30 p.m. between Morgan
It’s Sunday night football on the Disney Channel. Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery and NFL hall of famer Dick Butkus drop by for guest roles in the network’s freshman comedy, “I Didn’t Do It,” airing at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The Evanston-set sitcom (filmed in Los Angeles) centers on five teenage friends with a penchant
Think your home cooking skills measure up to “MasterChef” status? The Fox cooking competition, is scouring the country for contestants, embarking on an 11-city open casting call starting Sept. 13 in San Diego. Talent scouts will pull into Chicago Oct. 11 for auditions from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Hotel Allegro, 171 W. Randolph.
Jackie Robinson West continues to rack up the wins — and TV ratings. The team’s steamroll victory Tuesday over Pearland of Texas set a new ratings record in the Chicago market for a Little League World Series game on ESPN networks. The 6:30 p.m. battle logged a 5.7 rating in the Chicago area, which means roughly
The 12th season of the best cooking competition on TV, “Top Chef,” kicks off Oct. 15 on Bravo. The culinary battle for $125,000 and “Top Chef” bragging rights will unfold in Boston, where 16 chef-testants will duke it out. Their ranks include Chicago executive sous chef Rebecca LaMalfa, 32, who works at Wicker Park’s Trenchermen.
Disney Channel’s expanded “Replay” block last week was such a hit, the network is going to do it again. And again. The bigger block of old show repeats (by “old,” we mean mostly from the 2000s) launched last Wednesday night and stretched into the wee hours of Thursday morning, from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
The Television Academy on Tuesday posted this very entertaining Emmy promo/6-minute spoof of pawn shop reality shows that reunites the beloved “Breaking Bad” duo of Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul. Julia Louis-Dreyfus is also in on the gag. All three former Emmy winners have the chance to take home more hardware at Monday’s 66th Primetime
We’re gonna need a bigger screen. Summer’s campy TV and social media sensation, “Sharknado 2,” will storm into more than 400 U.S. movie theaters — including 15 in the Chicago region — at 8 p.m. Thursday. The one-night-only showing includes a 10-minute reel of bloopers and behind-the-scenes footage of special effects. Tickets can be purchased
Showtime has released an uncharacteristically mellow trailer for “Homeland,” which kicks off season four with a couple of back-to-back episodes Oct. 5. Personally, I like the trailer’s more laid-back tone. I’m taking it as a sign that we might be in store for less of Carrie Mathison’s (Claire Danes) cry face and manic spells, which
Forget about that Nobel Peace Prize; President Barack Obama won an Emmy over the weekend. Sort of. Zach Galifianakis’ humorous interview with Obama on the actor’s “Between Two Ferns” show was christened Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program at the creative arts Emmy ceremony Saturday in Los Angeles. The “Between Two Ferns” series airs on the